Everton vs. Burnley / Premier League – Three more matches of the Premier League seventh round will be played on Sunday and in one of them 14th-placed Everton meets 10th-positioned Burnley, which currently has two points more. Besides that, Burnley lost just one league match this season unlike Everton that already lost three. We need to add that both their head-to-head played last year ended as victories of home teams. Begins: 01.10.2017 – 15:15 CET
Their last head-to-head was third Everton’s home victory in a row over the guests from Burnley and consequently they believe that can continue the positive tradition on Sunday, especially as triumph would allow them to overtake Burnely in the Premier League table for the first time in new season. It is very important that Everton’s crisis has ended during which it lost even four times; three in the league and once in the Europa League where they again slipped last week as they merely drew at home with Cypriot Apollon 2-2.
Before that Atalanta Bergamo defeated them at home, while two matches with Lyon are yet to be played, which means that Everton could have significant problems to reach the knockout phase. On the other hand, Everton recently won at home Southampton 3-0 in the League Cup and Bournemouth 2-1 in the league. Let’s add that currently injured are defenders Coleman, Keane, Funes Mori and Jagielka, midfielders Barkley and McCarthy, and forward Bolasie.
Probable lineups Everton: Pickford – Martina, Holgate, Williams, Baines – Gueye, Schneiderlin, Davies – Rooney, Sigurdsson – Niasse
Burnley can be definitely far more pleased with what it did so far in the Premier League, mostly thanks to fact that it stayed undefeated after difficult away matches with Chelsea, Tottenham and Liverpool, while at home Burnley won, drew and lost one match, which all resulted with 10th place in the table. We need to say that Burnley lost the last time in the second round to West Bromwich.
After that it drew three and won one league match, but it slipped in the League Cup from which was eliminated by second-division Leeds. Coach Dyche is most pleased with fact that his team received just one gaol in last three league matches. It was Liverpool which scored the goal and now in Burnley everyone believes that can at least pull a draw with their city rivals. Regarding absences, on the injured list are still goalkeeper Heaton, midfielder Marney and forwards Wells and Walters.
Probable lineups Burnley: Pope – Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Ward – Cork – Arfield, Hendrick, Defour, Brady – Wood
Everton – Burnley PICK
Regardless that home team is declared a favourite to win the match, Burnley too played very good last three away matches, against Chelsea, Tottenham and Liverpool, and it wouldn’t be surprise at all if their bit more defensive tactic brings a good result at Goodison stadium.
Pick: under 2.5 goals
Odds: 1.85 at interwetten (down to 1.78 can be played)